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Lawyer found guilty of professional misconduct
An Auckland lawyer has been found guilty of professional misconduct after moving money out of a client's account into that of the client's mother without permission.
Lawyer found guilty of professional misconduct
An Auckland lawyer has been found guilty of professional misconduct after moving money out of a client's account into that of the client's mother without permission. read more
Arkansas Attorney General Sues 2 Web Payday Loan Companies, Owner
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has sued two online loan companies and their owner, claiming that they are providing illegal payday loans carrying interest rates far over limits allowed by Arkansas law.
Campbells ex-agent lied to court, claims Taylors lawyer
AFP/The Hague A lawyer for war crimes suspect Charles Taylor yesterday branded Naomi Campbells former agent a liar for saying the supermodel had received a gift of illegal diamonds from Liberias ex-president.
Lawyer says Clemson grad shot man in self-defense
Raphael Devon Parks acted in self-defense when he shot another man in a parking lot in July, his attorney said Tuesday.
Lawyer guilty of professional misconduct
An Auckland lawyer has been found guilty of professional misconduct after moving money out of a client's account into that of the client's mother without permission.
Georgia governor appoints Brunswick district attorney
BRUNSWICK - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed career prosecutor Jackie Johnson district attorney of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit. The governor named Johnson, 38, of Woodbine, to the post Monday afternoon. She becomes the first woman to serve as district attorney of the circuit that covers Camden, Glynn, Appling, Jeff Davis and Wayne counties. Johnson succeeds her former boss, Stephen Kelley, who ...
Vaudreuil sworn in as U.S. attorney in Western District
John Vaudreuil, whose first and only job as a lawyer was as a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Madison, was sworn in Tuesday as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Abita Springs attorney named in racketeering lawsuit
NEW ORLEANS -- A new, amended complaint in a lawsuit in federal court accuses an attorney on the Northshore of engaging in a criminal enterprise. The lawsuit alleges that the one-time town attorney of Abita Springs, William Magee, carried out a pattern of racketeering activity to take property away from other people. Butch and Nicole Martin allege that prominent Northshore attorney William Magee ...
Sypher's attorney: Questioning Pitino like questioning law enforcement
Karen Sypher's attorney Jim Earhart is speaking out for the first time since her conviction. Earhart talked about everything from Sypher not taking the stand to what it was like questioning Rick Pitino. He asked Pitino rather personal questions about his sexual encounter with Sypher, but said his goal wasn't to embarrass, just to get the facts right.
Gretna officials still unclear over change in City Attorney Mark Morgan's employment
With a proposed Aug. 15 start date just days away for Gretna City Attorney Mark Morgan to begin work as the city's new "in-house counsel,'' city officials have not hashed out a final contract, highlighting a disagreement about who has...
City lawyer had qualms about mayors role in sons land deal
Mississauga's city solicitor testifies at an ongoing judicial inquiry that the law prevented her from raising the issue with Hazel McCallion.
Lawyer John Evans to succeed Jay Conley as Oconto County district attorney
John Evans, a lawyer in private practice in Oconto, will succeed Jay Conley as Oconto County district attorney.
Government files lien against property of 'birther' attorney Orly Taitz; attorney says she will pay
A legal document filed Monday in the $20,000 sanctions case against birther attorney Orly Taitz creates a lien on all her real property, the notice states.Contacted Tuesday, Taitz said she wont give the government the satisfaction of taking her property or potentially her law license and will pay the money, if the U.S. Supreme Court denies her appeals.
Attorney : Discovery Shooting Suspect Leaving Jail, Going to Psych Hospital
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A judge has ordered a teenager charged with killing a classmate at a north Alabama middle school transferred to a state psychiatric facility.Attorneys for 15-year-old Hammad Memon
N.J. judge denies attorney's request to poll jury who convicted chaperone of 'shower games'
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerDonald Hertel, center, in Superior Court in Morristown in this April 2010 file photo. RANDOLPH A Superior Court judge today denied a defense attorneys motion to poll the members of a jury that in May convicted a...
Washington Attorney Supports Exploring New Technology to Prevent Drunk Driving
Washington personal injury attorney Dean Brett says the ROADS SAFE Act could lead to innovations that stop impaired drivers from turning on their cars and endangering others.
Paredes incompetent to assist in defense, his lawyer says
The lawyer representing a man accused of storming into Family Dental Care in Simi Valley a year ago and fatally shooting his wife and wounding three other employees told a judge Tuesday that his client may be developmentally disabled.
17 years too harsh for Smail - lawyer
The lawyer for a Christchurch man found guilty of slitting the throat of his tetraplegic friend says a 17 year prison term is too harsh.
Attorney General cracks down on falsified foreclosures
By Susan Taylor Martin, Times Senior Correspondent Tuesday, August 10, 2010 As foreclosures soar to record levels, Florida homeowners, defense lawyers and even some judges have complained about what they say is shoddy and fraudulent paperwork filed by banks seeking to foreclose. Now, the Florida Attorney General's office is joining the fray. The office announced Tuesday that it is investigating ...
Lawyer to ask for mistrial in conviction on gang charges
Jurors may have Googled defendant Dajuan Marshall's convictions Monday for murder and gang participation the first under a 2007 state law could be thrown out because of juror misconduct, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney General cracks down on falsified foreclosures
By Susan Taylor Martin, Times Senior Correspondent Tuesday, August 10, 2010 As foreclosures soar to record levels, Florida homeowners, defense lawyers and even some judges have complained about what they say is shoddy and fraudulent paperwork filed by banks seeking to foreclose. Now, the Florida Attorney General's office is joining the fray. The office announced Tuesday that it is investigating ...
Man arrested with weapons cache has mental health issues, lawyer says
Charge shouldnt be connected with G20, his lawyer tells Toronto hearing
Lawyer to ask for mistrial in conviction on gang charges
Jurors may have Googled defendant Dajuan Marshall's convictions Monday for murder and gang participation the first under a 2007 state law could be thrown out because of juror misconduct, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Defence lawyer calls for Sem Yaru to be acquitted
Two Papans facing the charge of rebellion, Sem Yaru faced a demand for a three-year sentence while his co-defendant Luther Wrait faced a demand for one and a half years, but in both cases, their defence lawyer Iwan Niode called on the court to acquit the two men.
Lawyer calls for RCMP brass to talk
Maple Ridge man died after spending a night in Ridge Meadows drunk tank
Attorney general investigates law firms in alleged falsified foreclosures
By Susan Taylor Martin, Times Senior Correspondent Tuesday, August 10, 2010 As foreclosures soar to record levels, Florida homeowners, defense lawyers and even some judges have complained about what they say is shoddy and fraudulent paperwork filed by banks seeking to foreclose. Now, the Florida Attorney General's Office is joining the fray. The office announced Tuesday that it is investigating ...
Interview With NY Attorney General Candidate Sean Coffey
Democratic candidate for New York Attorney General Sean Coffey is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and the son of immigrants who had the opportunity to live the American dream.
Dean wins GOP primary for Conn. attorney general
Avon attorney Martha Dean has held off Glastonbury attorney Ross Garber to win the GOP primary for attorney general. Attorney general - Connecticut - United States - Republican - Law
GBI: Lawyer Forged Judge's Signature
A Stockbridge attorney is charged with forging Fulton Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan's signature on adoption papers for Catholic Charities.
Attorney: Johan rape accuser files civil suit
The woman who told authorities in Lee County, Fla., that Johan Santana raped her last year, has filed a civil suit that claims the Mets' ace tore off her clothes and sexually assaulted her on a Fort Myers golf course in October, according to the woman's l.
Judge Denies Request to Enjoin Auction of Classic Cars From Prominent Lawyer's Estate
A Texas judge denied a request for a temporary injunction that would stop this week's auction of five classic cars from the estate of prominent plaintiffs lawyer John M. O'Quinn. O'Quinn's longtime companion alleged the cars were among 28 cars O'Quinn gave to her, but the judge found she failed to establish a "probable right to recover ownership." O'Quinn, who was killed in an automobile ...
Vatican US child sex abuse cases 'falling apart'
A US lawyer who has successfully sued the US Roman Catholic church over the long-running child sex abuse scandal said cases against the Vatican are crumbling and he is throwing in the towel.
Defense attorney says Belmont murder suspect 'psychotic'
REDWOOD CITY -- The attorney for a transient accused of beating an 88-year-old Belmont man to death told a judge Tuesday that his client is "psychotic," and now doctors will be appointed to determine if he is sane enough to stand trial.
Luisita deal travesty of social justice lawyer
Jobert Pahilga, lawyer of the farm workers group Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Hacienda Luisita (Ambala), enumerates some of the provisions of the compromise agreement that are inimical to the interest of the farm workers.
Lawyer vows to keep fighting city mans murder conviction
The Cambria County attorney representing a Johnstown man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his friend said he will take the fight for a new trial to the state Superior Court.
Waterbury State's Attorney subject of probe
State's Attorney John A. Connelly is said to be the subject of a federal grand jury investigation into his relationship with a prominent local defense attorney. For more information, click on the Register's sister publication, Connecticut Magazine.
State's attorney's race turning ugly
The race for Baltimore City State's Attorney is getting ugly.
For lawyer-turned-lobsterman, manual power serves a purpose
A big idea, which echoes of the past, buoys this tiny boat with its small haul.
Faces in the News: Jill M. Scheidt, attorney
Why she's in the news: Scheidt, an attorney for 18 years who is a partner in a Wyomissing law firm, is president-elect of the Berks County Bar Association. She takes over as president of the 606-member organization on Jan. 1. A five-member nominating committee selected Scheidt.
Birther attorney Orly Taitz says she will pay $20,000 if appeals denied
A legal document filed Monday in the $20,000 sanctions case against birther attorney Orly Taitz creates a lien on all her real property, the notice states.
New charges against West Dundee attorney
Nine new charges of theft have been leveled at a West Dundee attorney who was already accused of taking more than $100,000 from an elderly widowed client's estate. A Kane County grand jury recently indicted William C. Chesbrough, 57, on theft charges involving nine individuals or couples who authorities said have reported that the lawyer stole money that they'd given to a real estate developer ...
Zon appointed district attorney
COVINGTON Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday his appointment of Layla Zon as district attorney for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.
Columbiana attorney fills vacancy on school board
Staff report Columbiana Columbiana attorney Mark Hutson was chosen Tuesday to fill a vacancy on
School board attorney expected to resign
MARIETTA - In a surprise move, longtime Cobb school board attorney Glenn Brock is expected to resign at today's Board of Education meeting, the Journal has learned. Although the 30-member, Mariett...
Selangor lawyer slams AG for making evidence public
SHAH ALAM, Aug 11 Selangor state-appointed counsel Malik Imtiaz Sarwar took to task today the Attorney-General for exposing details of new evidence which had not been tendered in the ongoing inquest into Teoh Beng Hocks death. Malik cited the AGs revelation that a note had allegedly been discovered in Teohs bag by the investigating officer ...
Lawyer reassigned after tips on limiting jobless benefits
The Texas Workforce Commission has reassigned a top official who suggested employers encourage workers to resign rather than be fired, in hopes the workers then would think they weren't entitled to unemployment benefits.
Coppell city attorney releases procurement card report
Coppell City Attorney Robert Hager has completed his investigation regarding purchases made on a city procurement card by former Mayor Jayne Peters. The report concludes that $7,827.72 was charged to the card, for which the city had not received reimbursements or receipts.
Hall County attorney: New budget is very likely unsustainable
Hall County Attorney Mark Young has a good news/bad news message for the Hall County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Attorney charged with forgery, perjury, theft
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested a Stockbridge lawyer, for allegedly forging a judges signature, and lying under oath.